Ascent of Horsetrough Mountain on 2018-12-11

Climber: Mike Trimble

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horsetrough Mountain
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this right after a snow storm. Should have worn my Katoola Microspikes. The trail was slippery and the bushwhack was really slippery. Used Jacks Knob trail from Jacks Gap on State Road 180 to the AT and left the trail hiking up the ridge line that runs north off the no-name peak (3872 feet) to the west of Horsetrough. From there I hiked south, down into a shallow col and up Horsetrough. Lots of shrub weighted down by ice in my path. From the summit I hiked due west then northwest returning to the trail. There is shorter route down but the rhodo was so thick I decided to stay west of it. Skies were clear, visibility was only limited by my eyesight! Had the mountain to myself, except for the coyote whose tracks were in the snow on the trail ahead of me.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
One day after a big snow storm.
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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